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03:20 min 26. November 2010

Gagarin by Alexij Kharitidi

a narrative film in no language

Won the Palm d'Or at Cannes. More at www.filmsshort.com

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16:30 min 10. November 2014

Sværvægter (Heavyweight)

a narrative film in no language

After realizing that his 6-year-old son thinks he is working as a police officer punishing villains, a burdened parking attendant feels inspired to use his infamous profession to turn vigilante.

A mid-term film made by 6 students from the Danish independent film school, 18 Frames.

Official Selection:

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014
Basta Film Fest 2014
Giffoni Film Festival 2014
Odense Int. Film Festival 2014
Viewster Film Fest 2014
Reykjavik Int. Film Festival 2014
Beginning Film Fest St. Petersburg 2014 (non-competitive section)
Colchester Film Festival 2014
Early Bird Student Film Festival 2014
Interfilm Berlin 2014
Cinemagic Belfast 2014
Bosphorus Film Festival 2014
Miami Short Film Festival 2014
Mecal Pro - Barcelona Int. Short film and Animation Festival 2015
Filmkraft 2015
Nordic Youth Short Film Festival 2015
Zlin Int. Film Festival 2015
Xpo North 2015
Open Place Int. Short Film Festival 2015
Short of the Week: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/12/12/heavyweight-2/

Nominations:
Gryphon Award, generator 18+, Giffoni Film Festival
Audience Award, Odense Int. Film Festival
Best short film, Filmkraft 2015
Best director, Filmkraft 2015
Best editing, Filmkraft 2015
Best photography, Filmkraft 2015

Awards:
Best Film, Colchester Film Festival 2014
Best performance by a male in a leading role (Rudi Köhnke), Filmkraft 2015
Best script, Filmkraft 2015
Audience Award, Filmkraft 2015

Cast: Rudi Köhnke, William Sonne, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Torben Zeller

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3397814/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/svaervaegterfilm

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02:38 min 22. May 2014

The Science of Laziness

a lecture in English

Why are some people so lazy? Is there a couch-potato gene?
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Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

Further Reading--

Neurobiology of Mice Selected for High Voluntary Wheel-running Activity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21676789

Mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running exhibit lower blood pressure during withdrawal from wheel access
http://biology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/Garland/Kolb_et_al_2013_exercise_addiction_in_High-Runner_mice.pdf

Patterns of Brain Activity With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behaviour
http://www.biology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/Garland/RhodesEA03Fos.pdf

Current understanding of the genetic basis for physical activity.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21270357

Genetic influences on exercise participation in 37,051 twin pairs from seven countries.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17183649

Does the difference between physically active and couch potato lie in the dopamine system?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20224735

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10:00 min 17. July 2014

Dirty Sheets

a narrative film in English

A couple sets out to make a sex tape in a seedy motel, but soon find themselves questioning the strength of their relationship as they discuss the possibility of their film leaking.

Jordan James Smith as Calvin
Lynsey Nicole Harris as Rachel

Written/Directed by Thea Green
Produced by Valentina Valentini
Cinematography by Chris Weiss
Sound Design by Matt Carpenter

Thanks to SAG-AFTRA
Produced by ViV Productions

For more information on ViV Productions, please visit their website at http://www.viv-productions.com
For more information on Thea Green, please visit her website at http://www.theagreen.com

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04:54 min 16. July 2015

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern

When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer? Claire Bowern traces the language from the present day back to its ancient roots, showing how English has evolved through generations of speakers.

Lesson by Claire Bowern, animation by Patrick Smith.

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05:09 min 21. April 2016

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

a lecture in English

To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected--oil, coal and natural gas. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h

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Script:

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, and reliable?

Well, there is such a source. You probably know it as fossil fuel. Oil. Natural gas. Coal.

But wait? Don’t fossil fuels pollute our environment and make our climate unlivable? That, of course, is what we’re told…and what our children are taught. But let’s look at the data. Here’s a graph you’ve probably never seen: the correlation between use of fossil fuels and access to clean water. More fossil fuel. More clean water. Am I saying the more we that we have used fossil fuel, the cleaner our water has become? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.

In the developed world, we take clean water for granted. We turn on a tap and it’s there. But getting it there takes a massive amount of energy. Think of the man-made reservoirs, the purification plants, the network of pipes. In the undeveloped world, it’s a much different story. They lack the energy, so they lack clean water. More fossil fuel. More clean water.

The same is true of sanitation. By the use of cheap, plentiful, and reliable energy from fossil fuels, we have made our environment cleaner. Take a look at this graph. More fossil fuel. Better sanitation.

Okay, what about air quality? Here’s a graph of the air pollution trends in the United States over the last half century based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency. Note the dramatic downward trend in emissions, even though we use more fossil fuel than ever. How was this achieved? Above all, by using anti-pollution technology powered by…fossil fuel: oil, natural gas and coal.

But even without modern pollution control technology, fossil fuel makes our air cleaner. Indoor pollution—caused by burning a fire inside your house, cabin, hut or tent to cook and keep warm—was a deadly global problem until the late 19th century when cheap kerosene, a fossil fuel byproduct, became available in America and Europe. Indoor pollution is still a major issue in the developing world today. The best solution? Fossil fuel.

And now we come to the biggest fossil fuel concern of all—global warming. On this very sensitive topic we need to get our terms straight: There is a big difference between mild global warming and catastrophic global warming. We can all agree on that, right? The issue isn’t: does burning fossil fuel have some warming impact? It does. The issue is: is the climate warming dangerously fast?

In 1986 NASA climate scientist James Hansen—one of the world’s most prominent critics of the use of fossil fuels—predicted that “if current trends are unchanged,” temperatures would rise 2 to 4 degrees in the first decade of the 2000s. But as you can see from this graph, since 2000 the trend line is essentially flat—little or no warming in the last 15 years. That’s probably why we hear much less talk about “global warming” and much more talk about “climate change.”

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12:00 min 29. June 2012

The Youth in Us

a narrative film in English

Short Film Directed by Joshua Leonard, Starring Lukas Haas and Kelli Garner.

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05:26 min 16. February 2012

Two Laps

a narrative film in English

Two friends. One race. Two laps. No prisoners.

Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.

Writer & Director - Director" datatype="xsd:string">Owen Trevor
http://vimeo.com/user1733009
http://www.lankyboy.com
http://www.passionraw.com

Producer - Lucas Jenner

DOP - Hugh Miller (hughmiller.com.au)
Editor - Bernard Garry (theeditors.com.au)
Composer/Sound Designer - Brendan Woithe (klang.com.au)

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06:30 min 29. April 2008

Adjustment - Ian Mackinnon

a documentary in English

Flying Camera Special Prize Up-And-Coming
Germany 2007.

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14:20 min 13. November 2014

How to write an award-winning bestselling first novel | Nathan Filer | TEDxYouth@Bath

a talk in English

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Or at least be happier whilst trying!
This is Nathan's guide to novel writing in 7 easy (ish!) steps.

Nathan won the Costa Book Prize in 2013 with his debut novel, The Shock Of The Fall. It has been translated into 27 languages. Nathan worked part time as a mental health nurse in Bristol and his book’s narrator is a 19 year old boy with schizophrenia. He graduated from Bath Spa University in 2010 with an MA in Creative Writing and is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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05:50 min 1. September 2014

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

a lecture in English

For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.

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04:33 min 17. March 2015

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/plato-s-allegory-of-the-cave-alex-gendler

Twenty four hundred years ago, Plato, one of history’s most famous thinkers, said life is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall. Beyond sounding quite morbid, what exactly did he mean? Alex Gendler unravels Plato's Allegory of the Cave, found in Book VII of "The Republic."

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Stretch Films, Inc.

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14:41 min 13. June 2012

Josephine and the Roach

a narrative film in English

A woman. A cockroach. The course of true love never did crawl smooth.

Don't forget to LIKE US on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JosephineAndTheRoach

Jenna Augen's (Josephine) site: www.jennaaugen.com
Jerry White Jr's (Moe) site: www.jerrywhitejr.com
Jon Langager's site: www.jonlangager.com
Damian Horan, Director of Photography: www.damianhoran.com
Giao Chau Ly, Production Designer: http://giaochauly.squarespace.com
Lino Stavole, Puppet Maker: www.creaturecompany.com
Tony D'Agostino, VFX Supervisor: http://www.tonyvfx.com
Daniel James Chan, Composer: http://www.danieljameschan.com

Winner of a Student Academy Award, two Student Emmys, the ASC Heritage Award, and awards at Slamdance, Newport Beach Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, USA Film Festival, and the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Directed by Jonathan Langager

Written by Jonathan Langager and Joe Swanson

Starring: Jenna Augen and Jerry White Jr.

Produced by Christie Hagenburger, Damon Stea, and Josh Tate
Assistant Director: Cassandra Chowdhury
Director of Photography: Damian Horan
Production Designer: Giao-Chau Ly
Roach by Lino Stavole
Casting by Ali Scher
Visual Effects Supervisor: Tony D'Agostino
Edited by Thomas Krueger
Music Composed and Conducted by Daniel James Chan

Executive producers: Dorothy & James Langager; Carlton & Carol Taylor

Associate Producers: Christian Hall and Xiao Zheng
Unit Production Manager: Matt Morgenthaler
1st Assistant Director: Cassandra Chowdhury
2nd Assistant Director: Andrea Dimity
Script Supervisors: Barbara Friedman, Christian Hall, Andrea Dimity, Joe Rosenberg

Cast

Josephine: Jenna Augen
Moe: Jerry White Jr.
Scientist: Circus Szalewski
Patient: Jeremy Gladen
Brain Sprayer: Olivia Choate
Beach Boy: Josh Helmuth
Beach Girl: Emilie O'Hara

Wardrobe Supervisor: Phoebe Boynton
Assistant Costume Designer: Alexis Deforest

Art Director: Emily Auble
Set Director: Andreea Cornel
Set Dresser: Louis Garavaglia and Jesse Ayala
Construction Coordinator: Dan Wolfe
Carpenter: Chris Devlin, Daniel Goldenshtein, and Lesley Fairman
Art Department PAs: Lia Burton, Tamara Becker, Andrea Dimity, Asshish Waghachoure, and Rachel K. Levy

Makeup and Hair: David Charles and Vanessa Leon

Stunt Coordinator: T Ryan Mooney

Puppeteering: Lino Stavole and Stu Hirsch

Digital Compositors: Nikki Donohoe, Aaron Rovner, Ryan Hedden, Seth Donald
Matte Painter: Luke Pikora
Antenna Animation: Jonathan Langager
Visual Effects Consultant: Laura Yilmaz

Production Assistants: David Agnew, Freddy Pinon, Ryan Murray, Kenton Chen, Louis Garavaglia, Kevin Kerr, Aashish Waghachoure, Scott Dow, Kaveh Taherian, Vaibhav Singh, Guillermo Calvillo, Jonathan Hay

1st Assistant Camera: Ian Barbella, Kelsey Risdon, Luke Kraman, Tim Sutherland, Mitsuyo Miyazaki
2nd Assistant Camera: Nelson Decastro and Dan Marino

DIT: Eric David

Gaffer (Chief Lighting Technician): Phil Mataresse
Gaffer: Jen Lewis, Quentin Lareau, and Stephen Ringer
Best Boy Electric: Bridgette Bartholdi
Best Boy Grip: Donato Bragagnolo and Lara Weatherly
Dolly Grip: Nick Nides and Donato Bragagnolo

Key Grip: Joe Mattaresse, Camilla Tanabe and Donato Bragagnolo
G&E: Dan Marino, Grace Lee, Alex Maggi, Isaac Ergas, Michael Coursey, Ircahn Gunawan, Corbin Frost, Christian D'Amico, Adhish Yajnik, and Ted Gerike

Steadicam Operator: David Baldwin

Production Sound: Evan Cheng, Alan Larsen, Daniel Gonzalez, Tom Roof, and Justin Slosky

Colorist: Damon Stea

Sound Designer: Bethany Sparks
Assistant Sound Editor: Jean Tsai
Re-recording Mixers: Bethany Sparks and Jean Tsai

Accordion: Peter Bufano
Violin: Joel Pargman
Music Scoring Engineer: Daniel Blanck
Score Recording Assistant: Sean Sekino
Orchestrator: Daniel James Chan

USC Faculty Mentor: Michael Taylor

A Very Special Thanks to:

The Charles and Lucille King Foundation and Panavision